WHA71 Watch: Policy Brief, Statements and Agenda

The 71st World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva, May 21-26. The agenda and PHM's commentary can be found on WHO Tracker. An integrated version of the commentary can be downloaded here, and an overview of the opening of WHA71 on the following link.

PHM will be at WHA71 as part of WHO Watch. To know more about WHO Watch follow the link here. This year, the watching team includes: Linda Markova (UK), Kriti Shukla (India), Natasha Matthews (UK), Simrin Kafle (Nepal), Dan Owalla (Kenya), Emmanuel Tangumonkem (Cameroon), Alba Lop Girones (Spain), Matheus Falco (Brazil), Sophie Gepp (Germany/UK), Sherif Olanrewaju (Nigeria), Gargeya Telakapalli (India), and Ana Vračar (Croatia).

The PHM Watch team has published an advocacy document in the form of A Policy Brief on selected agenda items in the 71st World Health Assembly. Download the Policy Brief here. In addition to the brief and live feeds from WHA71, this year the Watch team will also bring overviews of some of the topics discussed in Geneva. These include the health situation in occupied Palestinian territories and a number of others, which will be available on the Global Health Watch site.

Medicus Mundi International and PHM will also deliver a number statements during the 71st World Health Assembly:

  1. (11.1) General Programme of Work 13 (see also overview of topic)
  2. (11.2) Public Preparedness and Response 
  3. (11.4) Health, Environment and Climate Change
  4. (11.5) Addressing the Global Shortage and Access to Medicines and Vaccines
  5. (11.6) Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property
  6. (11.7) Preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs
  7. (11.8) Preparation for a high-level meeting of the General Assembly on ending tuberculosis
  8. (12.2) Physical activity for health
  9. (12.3) Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health
  10. (12.4) mHealth
  11. (12.5) Improving access to assistive technology
  12. (12.6) Maternal, infant and young child nutrition
  13. (12.8) Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
  14. (12.9) Eradication of poliomyelitis